☀ You can borrow and read Fifty Dangerous Things for free below. ☀
What are some of the dangerous things Gever Tulley thinks you should let your kids do — while following the instructions and warnings in this book? Ranging from “Make a Bomb in a Bag” to “Kiss Hello Like the French”, from “Cook Something in the Dishwasher” to “Construct Your Own Flying Machine”, there is truly something here to strike fear into any parent’s heart.
good dangerous activities for children ages 9 to 99
The book is aimed at children (ages 9-99) — with some help from adults.
In the “Introduction for Grown-Ups”, Tulley explains what he’s up to:
My name is Gever Tulley, and in 2005 I started an experiment called Tinkering School. It’s a place where children are given an opportunity to build big things using real tools and materials. This going endeavor has taught me a lot about what children can accomplish, and how responsible they can be, when given the chance. The projects in this book bring a bit of the Tinkering School experience into your home. This book is an invitation to explore the world with the children in your life….
You might ask why you should let your child glue their fingers together. In the back of the book you will find a section called “Why?” For each topic, we supply at least one reason why you might consider letting them undertake the activity.
Tulley runs a website where people share stories of their experiences doing the fifty dangerous things in the book.
This book can only be borrowed by the hour, so you’ll want to read it online using the Internet Archive’s built-in BookReader.